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Internet video of the week: Aortic Valve surgery for endocarditis with a patch to the annulus
A brief case presentation is followed by an operative video detailing the technique for performing an aortic valve replacement in the setting of endocarditis. In this particular video, a pericardial patch is used to reconstruct the area of the commissure between the right and left coronary sinuses. A prosthetic tissue valve is then implanted. (Please see the companion video as well showing the operative technique for aortic root replacement in the setting of endocarditis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vPzaX... )